DBX File Extension

Outlook Express E-mail Folder File Type

Extension .dbx
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (224 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Microsoft Outlook Express
Category Misc Files
Format Binary
Updated 8/1/2022

What is a DBX File Type?

DBX folders have names corresponding to their email mailbox. For example, common names are Inbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx, Drafts.dbx, and Deleted Items.dbx. Folders.dbx stores the master index for all the mailboxes. If it is missing, Outlook Express will re-index the mailboxes and recreate it.

DBX mail folders can be imported into Windows Mail (included with Windows Vista) by selecting File & &&&&&& rarr; Import → Messages, selecting Import mail from d' an OE6 store directory and selecting the DBX folder you wish to import.

DBX can be imported into Windows Live Mail (included with Windows 7) by selecting File & &&&&&& rarr; Import → Messages & &&&&&& rarr; Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and locating the appropriate DBX folder.

The Stellar DBX to PST Converter can be used to convert DBX Outlook Express files to Outlook .PST format. You can save the converted files to Office 365, HTML, RTF and PDF formats.

DBX folders should be opened only in Outlook Express or imported using another program. If opened or modified manually, they can become corrupted and cause a malfunction of Outlook Express.



DBX file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Outlook Express E-mail Folder. DBX has been classified as Misc Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open DBX files in Microsoft Outlook Express program.

Free online DBX Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .DBX (Outlook Express E-mail Folder) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to DBX, merge, split and compare the DBX files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

DBX Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Outlook Express E-mail Folder .DBX File Extensions while opening the .DBX files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open DBX Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Outlook Express E-mail Folder on your system such as Microsoft Outlook Express.
  2. Associate default Microsoft Microsoft Outlook Express program for *.dbx (Outlook Express E-mail Folder) files.

    Associate DBX Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.DBX (e.g example.dbx) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Microsoft Microsoft Outlook Express program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .dbx files.

    Associate DBX Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.DBX (e.g example.dbx) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Microsoft Microsoft Outlook Express program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Microsoft Outlook Express extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for DBX File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the DBX files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open DBX File on Windows

Software License Developer
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for Windows  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
IMSI TurboCAD Pro image. IMSI TurboCAD Pro 000 for Windows  Open imsi turbocad pro website. Free Trial IMSI TurboCAD Pro
Microsoft Outlook image. Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Express image. Microsoft Outlook Express 6 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DBX File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for MacOs  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
Microsoft Outlook image. Microsoft Outlook 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Express image. Microsoft Outlook Express 6 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DBX file on Linux

Software License Developer

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DBX file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DBX file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DBX file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

DBX file extension icon image.About DBX - Outlook Express E-mail Folder

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Updated 8/1/2022


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